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Summer 2011, exhibitions

Towcester & District Archaeology day

On Sunday 31st July 2011, Several N.A.R.C members were happy to support their fellow CLASP colleagues from TDLH, in their celebration of Archaeology week.

The event was reasonably well attended and there was much interest in our exhibits and that of the Finds Liason Officer, Julie Cassidy. The star exhibit was the Anglo Saxon button, which drew gasps of excitement from those present. There was much interest in the Militaria items and that in turn provoked a lot of discussion.

A big thank you must go to the wonderful ladies and gents who provided the tea and cake, it was very much appreciated indeed.

Waterloo Farm Leisure Open day

On Saturday 6th August, we had been invited to exhibit some of our finds at the Waterloo Farm Leisure complex, Open day event.
This was the first time we had exhibited our finds in the great outdoors and were pleasantly rewarded with a lot of interest from holidaymakers, local people and other exhibitors.

After a wonderful breakfast, supplied by our host for the day, it was down to the important work of setting up the exhibition. With Sue's expertise and Tims military precision, we were soon up and running and attracting much interest.

Tony, never one to miss an opportunity, had brought along his detector and quietly disappeared into the neighbouring field, where it wasn't long before his finds started to appear. Once we had realised what he was up to, we made sure he was kept busy, by inviting interested persons to go and 'pester' him to have a go. He was certainly kept busy!!

Tim, in the meantime, had spotted a local tombola stall with much alcohol on display. His luck held and with his 6 tickets had 4 winners, much to the annoyance of those around him!  And yes, they were almost all the top prizes!. Drinks on you next time, Tim!

So, a huge thank you to everyone from the club who came along to support this event.

A small compilation of pictures of both the above events, can be seen below

TDLH, Archaeolgy day